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Elderberries celebrated Yorkshire Day at Lotherton Hall where the mining history of the local pits and villages was remembered – Micklefield’s tradition of a Josh Wedding was enacted; the bride and groom carried by a horse and carriage to the “ceremony” followed by a brass band and dancing. Local groups, including Elderberries carried banners to mark the occasion. Garforth Community & LS26 choirs + Yorkshireteers provided bags of entertainment, the weather was beautiful – a rite good day.


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Andrew has chosen a lovely pink for his nail – all in a good cause and in the best possible taste – to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Thanks to Ruth from Pamper & Polish for supporting this venture.



Volunteers parade their new corporate image (photo bombed by PCSO Andy Hurley)


Tuesday 15th May 2018

Volunteers from Elderberries supported Growing Zone in Kippax today, a time capsule was buried, the Lord Mayor of Leeds Jane Dowson was guest of honour.

Photos show Jane Dowson Lord Mayor of Leeds with Mr Bill Heszelgrave + Bill, Shirley, Val and Judith enjoying the sunshine and a welcome sit down.




We had a visit from members of the Garforth Division of West Yorkshire Fire Service, they chatted about safety at home and offered advice about reducing nuisance telephone calls. Some people arranged a home visit to have fire alarms fitted and checked.



Monday 7th August Team Ward National Citizen Service excelled – thank you to these wonderful young people

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A Trip to Lotherton Hall

Swillington Elderberries enjoyed a trip down memory lane as Stephanie Davis used archive maps and photographs to illustrate the working life of the pit pony in collieries in Garforth, Swillington and surrounding villages. Stephanie was enthusiastically supported by members of the audience who had first hand knowledge and engaging tales to tell of their time working with these animals.



A rare photo of Bill (he’s usually behind the camera)

New Year -New Activity!

Supported by Table Tennis England and Swillington Village Hall Committee